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A series of posts describing issues and solutions for scanning cover art, CDs, etc. for Cover Art Archive.

Scanning CDs with CCD/LED scanners

Scanning CDs with CCD/LED scanners

So, back on my recommended scanners post, I made a note that CCD sensor scanners that use LED lighting – which at this point is basically all of them – have an issue with scanning CDs. It looks like this: This is, frankly, quite awful. It’s hard to read anything with the light pattern that appears, and it doesn’t look anything like the classic highlight that you see when holding a CD under a single light source, or on a…

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Recommended Scanners for Album Art Scanning

Recommended Scanners for Album Art Scanning

Here’s a quick list of currently available scanner models that I recommend for people doing album art scanning. The Criteria I’m not covering scanning 12″ vinyl in this guide. For that, you need a large format scanner, which is a completely different price category of professional equipment – or use a camera and a glare-free lighting rig instead. There are two basic kinds of scanners currently available, distinguished by the type of image sensor: CCD and CIS (Contact Image Sensor)….

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